What to do while waiting for tech support calls...

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by jackal_0s, Oct 29, 2003.

  1. jackal_0s

    jackal_0s Guest

    I was hoping someone might have some ideas...:eek:
  2. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

    Ice Crown Citadel
    Well first off make sure you have all the info that the TSR might need. What exactly is the problem, When did it start to happen, What software / hardware has been installed, System Specs, OS and any other info that might be relavent.

    Also remember TSR's can not read your mind and they can not magically fix something when all someone gives them is "It just broke, I didnt do anything I swear..." Believe me it's so rare that something breaks when nothing is done to it... be honest it will resolve the issue faster.
  3. jackal_0s

    jackal_0s Guest

    /me IS the TSR... waiting for someone to call in with their broke-ass crap. found www.techcomedy.com pretty funny so far...
  4. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

    Ice Crown Citadel
    D'OH... I read it wrong...

    hmmm... what to do when waiting for tech calls...

    Write the Great American Novel ??

    Join several IRC channels and talk to other perfect strangers??

    Become an expert at solitare??

    RTFM on every distro of Linux??

    Learn a new language??

    Learn to speak your own language better??

    Create a really kewl website??

    All I have for now... I used to just troll forums and play solitare.
  5. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

    Pacific Northwest
    I bought electronic pocket games of blackjack, poker, and Yahtzee when I worked that kind of job. Passes the time nicely...

    Then I bought a blank cartridge for my Gameboy Advance, and I didn't do much work after that ;)
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    NTFS.org ;)
  7. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

    I just read the newspaper usually... all net is logged unfortunately and I'm on a 3 month contract (being good, might get it permanent :p)

    you could also sit there chanting "everyone who calls this number is a lying ba***rd" (because its true - they'll say anything they think will get an engineer out quicker)
  8. jeber

    jeber Guest

    Build a house.
    Learn another language.
    Have major surgery, and recover, and go through rehab.
    Die, and reincarnate as someone else still waiting for them to pick up...
  9. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Smoke a cigar and forward my phone to the "know-it-all.":D
  10. Leevoy

    Leevoy Guest

    ntfs.org is the only tech support you need.

    AND it is free. Apart from the few bits of small change you pay out for headache pills from the screaming shouting and some underhand b1tchin you see or may receive. :p
  11. Brandi

    Brandi Guest

    I used to do my homework when I was waiting for a call.
  12. jackal_0s

    jackal_0s Guest

    hmmmm, homework. Wish I had some homework to do... I think I'd like to learn a little more about wireless and wireless security... I should buy a book or something... and get a better sig, and an avatar would be nice.
  13. Brandi

    Brandi Guest

    There ya go.....plenty of time to search for a sweet avatar and sig.